August 2018
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
Click here for all articles

Park, Plug, and Play

Exclusive Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charger is now available at Victoria Gardens

people

A new 480-volt DC Fast Charger for electric vehicles (EV) is now located at Victoria Gardens on the ground level of the West Parking Garage near the Cultural Center. It is a single charging unit and has the capability to provide a full charge to most EV's in approximately 30-45 minutes. More common Level 2 EV Chargers can take several hours. Drivers are charged a nominal fee of $5.95 to use the charger, plus a $0.20 per minute rate. Drivers can also take advantage of member rates by signing up at EVgo.com. This equipment is a unique asset to Rancho Cucamonga's electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

This project was made possible through a grant from the California Energy Commission, via the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in partnership with EVgo Services. The DC Fast Charger is one of twenty planned charging stations that will ultimately be part of a larger network across California. This infrastructure expands EV charging opportunities along Interstate 10 in the South Coast Air Basin and supports growth in the Inland Empire.

ev-go ad

There are currently 30 public EV charging stations in Rancho Cucamonga, including 12 Tesla Superchargers and two Level 2 chargers at Victoria Gardens, five business and workplace chargers, and 12 City-owned chargers located at City facilities and parks. This includes two new Level 2 chargers located at the All-Risk Training Center on Jersey Boulevard and at the new RC Sports Center on Rochester Avenue. Collectively, this expansive EV charger network positions Rancho Cucamonga to become the premier Inland Empire city for electric vehicles. Expansion of our EV charging network is part of a Healthy RC initiative and is a key strategy outlined in the City's Sustainable Community Action Plan.

Users of the station are encouraged to visit EVgo.com to set up an account. EVgo is the owner of the DC Fast Charger and is responsible for all operations and maintenance, technical issues, and customer support. For more information regarding the City's Healthy RC initiative and sustainability efforts, please visit HealthyRC.com or contact Deborah Allen at (909) 774-2047 or by email at Deborah.Allen@CityofRC.us.